Newshub's Sam Hayes reveals she's been in hospital after suffering mystery illness

goss 22/07/2021

Newshub's Samantha Hayes has spoken out about her hospital stay that saw her come down with a 'mystery illness'. 

Sam, who is currently pregnant with her second child, revealed she was sent to hospital with a "mystery infection and high fever".

"We thought our baby might be arriving a couple of months early too, but the wonderful team at Auckland Central Women's Health and Origins Obstetrics got to work and I'm now recovering," she shared.

"I can't thank them enough for looking after me and keeping our baby safe."

And while the news presenter is happy to be home, she still doesn't know what caused the illness.

"We don't know what made me so sick, the tests have been inconclusive, but the team at the hospital says the most likely culprit is a virus. Even with all my hand washing, food safety precautions and pregnancy paranoia something still got me," she revealed.